HSOP Faculty Earn Promotion, Tenure

Arnold, Marlowe, Suppiramaniam, Armstrong, Bulloch and Pinner

March 30, 2015

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Five Harrison School of Pharmacy faculty members have earned promotions while another has been granted tenure, Dean R. Lee Evans announced Monday. One promotion and a tenure appointment come from the Department of Drug Discovery and Development while the four other promotions come from the Department of Pharmacy Practice.

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“We have some of the best faculty members in the country and we want to make every effort to recognize them for their work in the classroom and the field,” said Evans. “These faculty members are leaders in their profession and I am thrilled to be able to recognize them for the tremendous impact and difference they make in our School.”

Earning tenure is Robert “Rusty” Arnold, Ph.D. an Associate Professor in the Department of Drug Discovery and Development, he has been with HSOP since 2012. His research centers around development of nanomedicines for the treatment of cancer. His research is funded by the NIH and in 2014, he was a recipient of the President’s Outstanding Collaborative Units Award, along with faculty members from HSOP, the College of Agriculture, College of Veterinary Medicine and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.

Two faculty members, Karen Marlowe, Pharm.D., and Vishnu Suppiramaniam, Ph.D., have been promoted to Professor. Marlowe is an Associate Department Head in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and is the Assistant Dean over HSOP’s Mobile campus. She holds an adjunct appointment with the University of South Alabama Department of Internal Medicine. An HSOP employee since 2000, her research interests include pain management and attitudes of health care practitioner’s related to pain.

Suppiramaniam is the Interim Department Head in Drug Discovery and Development and has been with HSOP since 2001. At Auburn, Suppiramaniam runs a neurophysiology laboratory, focusing on the synaptic mechanisms of learning and memory. Federal agencies and private foundations have funded his research.

Three faculty members from the Department of Pharmacy Practice have been promoted to Associate Clinical Professor. Earning promotions are Emily Armstrong, Pharm.D.; Marilyn Bulloch, Pharm.D.; and Nathan Pinner, Pharm.D.

Armstrong has been with HSOP since 2009 and serves as a faculty member on the Mobile campus. She is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. She obtained Board Certification in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy (BCACP) in 2011. Her practice is with the University Physicians Group, an internal medicine clinic in Mobile.

Bulloch has been with HSOP since 2009. She works out of Tuscaloosa, where she practices at the DCH Regional Medical Center, specializing in acute care medicine. Her research areas include pharmacotherapy, geriatric pharmacotherapy and medication management, interprofessional education, alternative professional education instructional methods, infectious disease, and care transitions.  

Pinner has been with HSOP since 2009. He works out of Tuscaloosa where he is also a visiting scholar in the Department of Family Medicine in the University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences. He also practices with the family medicine inpatient services at the DCH Regional Medical Center. Pinner’s areas of interest include inpatient medicine with special interests in pulmonary pharmacotherapy and anticoagulation.


About the Harrison School of Pharmacy
Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy is ranked among the top 20 percent of all pharmacy schools in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report. Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the School offers doctoral degrees in pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and pharmaceutical sciences (Ph.D.) while also offering a master’s in pharmaceutical sciences. In 2014, the school adopted the slogan, “Making Medications Work Through Innovative Research, Education and Patient Care.” For more information about the School, please call 334.844.8348 or visit http://pharmacy.auburn.edu.

Last Updated: March 27, 2017